Always nice to see a campaign manage expectations and then blow them away:
BURLINGTON, Vt. Dean for America today announced that first-quarter fundraising totals are expected to exceed $2.6 million, with more than $2 million cash-on-hand. Contributions came from more than 12,000 individual donors. More than $2 million of the contributions will qualify for federal matching funds under campaign law.
… Campaign Director Joe Trippi [noted] that the average contribution was about $180.
That means that once matching funds are distributed, the campaign will have about $4m on hand. I think that “ underdog” label will start to go away.